Jacques Pierre Lesure is a scholar-advocate and first-year doctoral student in the Educational Policy Studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from DeKalb County, Georgia studying topics related to race, cultural studies, and education. He received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College, where he served as student body president and designed a major entitled Resistive Education in Theory, Research, and Policy.
His current research interests are related to how university faculty and staff perceive and engage federal policy initiatives intended to impact Black men in higher education.
Jacques is the founder and CEO of Navigate College Now, an educational consulting company that partners with non-profits to conduct strategic planning, program evaluation, and training to ensure all students maximize available campus resources. Jacques serves on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations dedicated to youth work.